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Current

  • August 4, 2017
    Closing Reception
    Pro Arts Gallery
    Oakland, CA

    The Beginning Was The End and New Work come to a close on this First Friday. Last chance to visit the work: 6 – 8pm.

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  • July 23, 2017
    Artist Talk
    Pro Arts Gallery
    Oakland, CA

    At 2pm, My talk at 2pm will focus on the themes and issues informing The Beginning Was The End and New Work: different ways of orientating oneself in reality; and the interrelatedness of human knowledge, natural systems, and spirituality endemic to Javanese cosmology that I researched as a Fulbright Scholar in Indonesia.

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  • July 13, 2017
    Artist Talk
    Bullseye Glass Co.
    Emeryville, CA

    At 6pm, I’ll give a talk on my residency this spring. Much of the kilnformed work I completed there currently features in New Work at Pro Arts, including new videosculpture, and a single-channel video shot entirely with the glass and lenses I was creating.

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  • July 13, 2017
    KALX
    UC Berkeley

    Gregory Scharpen (irr. app. (ext.), Thomas Carnacki) interviews me about my work in glass, videosculpture, magnets, water, and lichen in my solo exhibition at Pro Arts, The Beginning Was The End – New Work.

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  • July 7 – August 4, 2017
    Solo Exhibition
    Pro Arts Gallery
    Oakland, CA

    My solo exhibition, The Beginning Was The End / New Work, was commissioned by Pro Arts and features videosculpture, diagrams, single-channel video, and new work using glass, mirrors, steel, water, lichen, and light. 

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  • June 17, 2017
    Land and Sea
    Oakland, CA

    My latest video, Eye On The Sparrow— featuring sculptural lenses created during my residency at Bullseye Glass Co.– will premiere at Land and Sea. Sound artist Chuck Johnson commissioned this work, alongside artists Marielle Jackobsons and Paul Clipson, for his new LP, Balsams.

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  • 2016, Finalist; 2017, nominee
    Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship
    The Smithsonian Institution
    Washington, D.C.

    I was advanced to the finals again this year for a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship. I plan to collaborate with my nominator, Douglas Herman, Senior Geographer at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian, as well as conduct research with theoretical cosmologist Daniel Eisenstein and particle physicist John Huth at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

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Upcoming

  • November 2-4, 2017
    The Hanging Gardens
    Oakland, CA

    I’ll be doing a live video/glass performance alongside Voodoo Dolly, afro-futurist Siouxsie Sioux tribute band, for the upcoming West Coast Women’s Darkwave Festival. All female + trans-led bands, DJs, vendors, sound engineers, light techs, and visuals artists.

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Recent

  • February 12, 2017
    Fired! | 100 Days Action
    Shapeshifters Cinema
    Oakland, CA

    100 Days Action, a counternarrative to Trump’s 100 Day Plan, is a call to thinkers, artists, and writers. Fired! will include two videos from my January Neurodivergent Media program at Shapeshifters Cinema. For my collaborators, Justin Enteman and Patrick McGee, these programs mark the first times their works have been shown in public. 

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  • January 8, 2017
    Shapeshifters Cinema
    Oakland, CA

    Neurodivergent Media showcases polished results and ongoing experiments in media art by adults and teens who DIVERGE neurologically, like those on the autism spectrum. I’ll walk you through this heightened mode of perception, Empathic Pedagogy, and reveal how all of us are neurodivergent.

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  • October 9 – November 20, 2016
    Peephole Cinema
    San Francisco, CA

    My video Three Feet Above Earth will be on view in Surface Tension, an exhibition at Peephole Cinema’s San Francisco site, curated by Victoria Scott. Open 24/7, 280 Orange Alley (off Valencia + 26th) MAP

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  • 2016, Nominee
    Eureka Fellowship
    Fleishhaker Foundation
    San Francisco, CA

    It’s an exciting honor to announce my nomination for the prestigious Eureka Fellowship, courtesy The Fleishhaker Foundation.

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  • Sept. 10, 2016
    6th Ann. San Francisco Cinematheque Art Auction + Benefit
    Kadist Art Foundation
    San Francisco

    As San Francisco Cinematheque’s Board Vice President, I’m proud to announce its Sixth Annual Art Auction and Benefit. Come bid on my work and over 50 international, national, and regional artists in support of Cinematheque’s 56th year.

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